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NFL Draft: Saturday's prospect watch
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Here are a couple of NFL prospects Eagles fans may want to check out on college football's season-opening Saturday:

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (5:30 p.m. -- ESPN)

Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama, No. 42
Of course we have no idea yet how Trent Cole and Brandon Graham are going to adjust to their new outside linebacker roles, but regardless, Cole is on the wrong side of 30 and finding athletes at this position is vital to the success of a 3-4 defense. Hubbard's name got lost in the shuffle a bit last year while players like Dee Milliner, Jesse Williams, Quinton Dial and C.J. Mosley got most of the attention. The junior plays primarily from a two-point stance but will also line up as a down lineman in Alabama's hybrid defense. While he's not a devastating speed rusher, Hubbard has flashed a pretty effective inside move but will need to get off the ball a bit quicker to raise his draft stock. Hubbard is stout against the run and difficult to beat to the outside. His size (6-5/252) is ideal for the position, and his all-around solid game could see him go in the second round if he decides to declare.

Watch Hubbard's highlights vs. LSU in 2012 here.

Game note: Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum will not be playing in the opener against the Tide after tearing his ACL and breaking a bone in his knee while playing basketball this offseason. Considered a top CB prospect with tremendous size (5-11/220) and speed, Exum would have been matched up against Alabama's star wide receiver Amari Cooper.

Georgia vs. Clemson (8 p.m. -- ABC)

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson, No. 2
With Jeremy Maclin's future as an Eagle up in the air, and Chip Kelly's love of speed and play-making ability, Watkins could be a player the Eagles scout thoroughly. Watkins is big (6-1/205) and track fast (he ran track for Clemson as a freshman). He has the ability to reach top speed in one or two steps and, as I noted last season, is a bigger, more versatile version of DeSean Jackson. Because his speed and quickness are devastating, the Tigers get Watkins the ball in a variety of ways: handoffs, screens, across the middle and on deep routes. Watkins is also a tremendous kick returner, averaging 25 yards a return last season as a sophomore. I would be remiss if I didn't mention his two-game suspension last season for marijuana possession. That always knocks a guy down a peg or two on draft day, but he'll still go somewhere in the first round.

Watch Watkins' highlights here.